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Moroccan Carrot Salad

Moroccan carrot salad is a nice addition to any table or picnic.  Serve as part of a mezze or as you would any other salad.

Moroccan carrot salad in a white bowl on a white marble counter

Moroccan carrot salad was brought to Israel through Jewish immigrants from Morocco. 

Since then, it’s become a popular addition to the Israeli mezze where “salatim” (salads) are served.

A mezze is a selection of small dishes served as appetizers in parts of the Middle East and Mediterranean. 

In the Middle East, where alcohol is uncommon, mezze is often served as a part of multi-course meals. 

However, in Greece and Turkey, they function more as snacks while drinking or talking. Or at least so I’ve read.

In Israel, it tends to be a combination of the two. 

The salads and pickled foods are served at the beginning of a multi course meal. 

On the other hand, it is not unusual for alcohol to be a part of the meal.

Other popular additions are:

Yield: serves 6

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Moroccan carrot salad in a white bowl on a white marble counter

Moroccan salad is a favorite in Israeli mezze, which is served at the beginning of any proper sit down meal. It is perfect for your mezze or as part of a picnic.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons oil*
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • Fresh coriander or parsley, chopped


  1. Cook the carrots until al dente. Drain and pour into a bowl.
  2. Add garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, sugar, oil, and juice from half a lemon. Mix until evenly coated.


*you can use olive oil or any neutral oil

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

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Friday 6th of May 2022

For this recipe, is the garlic cooked with the carrots? No mention of the garlic in the instructions. I love your recipes-simple and delicious. Remind me of my visits to Israel-falafel in Haifa. Wonderful salads at a kibbutz! Thank you for sharing!


Monday 9th of May 2022

Sorry about that! The garlic is added with the rest of the ingredients to the bowl. I've fixed the instructions to show that... thanks for pointing it out! I'm so glad to hear you enjoy my recipes! Thank you for sharing that with me :)


Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Love all your recipes. Especially at the mo as cooking for my Sephardi Israeli in laws. Have made your majadra, Moroccan carrots, chicken and few others! All have been fantastic. Thank you!


Wednesday 27th of May 2020

I'm so glad to hear that! Thank you :)

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